Dancin' With The Ghost Of Stevie Ray

Album: download only (2007)
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  • Sandi Thom said the inspiration for this song came from a gig she played at the El Mocambo in Toronto on her birthday in 2006. Stevie Ray Vaughan, the legendary American white blues guitarist, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in August 1990, aged just thirty-five. He had played the El Mocambo several times over the years. Thom was told by a barman that his ghost haunted the venue, and that he liked to play in the dark. She wasn't sure if he was having her on, but after the gig and a backstage drink or two she was the last person out, and heard what she thought was a guitar playing in his style as she turned out the lights. She wasn't sure if it was someone actually playing, or a radio, but, she said, she hates the dark, so was a bit spooked. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • Thom made this song available as a free download to members on her official site: sandithom.com.
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